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Bali: Tropical Escape

Bali: Tropical Escape

11 days, 3 cities157
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Stair formations of rich greenery surrounded by palm trees and bright sunshine
Stair formations of rich greenery surrounded by palm trees and bright sunshine
A woman walking along a grassy path in Bali, Indonesia
A single ornate temple located at the edge of a high cliff overlooking a beach
A bright orange temple in Bali with various stone figures placed around the temple
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Why go?

*Breathe in* When no ordinary escape will do, disappear to this off-the-grid paradise. Feel the weight of your daily woes drift away as you reconnect with nature and immerse yourself in the culturally-profound Balinese way of life. *Breathe out* Oh, and did we mention the monkeys?

Picture yourself

  • Conquering an active volcano on a sunrise hike

  • Getting your yoga fix overlooking a lush jungle

  • Crafting a delicious dish with a local chef

  • Navigating the cascades of the Siap River

  • Relaxing in front of pure blue ocean waters

What you'll get

  • Round-trip flights & airport transfers (or book 'em yourself)

  • 8 nights in handpicked accommodations

  • 8 breakfasts

  • 4 lunches and 1 dinner

  • Expert Tour Director

  • A cooking lesson from a local chef

  • Entrance to the Ubud Monkey Park

  • A morning yoga class

  • Tours of some of Bali’s most important Hindu temples

  • A canyon tubing experience with a local guide

Map for the Bali: Tropical Escape tour
Full trip itinerary


  • Day 1: Overnight Flight

    Board your overnight flight, bound for Indonesia. If you haven’t already, now would be a good time to switch all your clocks to island time.

  • Day 2: Arrive in Bali

    Welcome to Bali, referred to as the Island of the Gods by some, and paradise by all. You’ll likely arrive late in the day, so take the evening to settle in to your accommodations and meet your new travel friends.

    Today's highlights:

    • Meet an EF representative at the airport.
    • Transfer to your accommodation and check in.
    • Receive the latest schedule from your Tour Director.
    • Meet your fellow travelers as they arrive.
  • Day 3: Tanah Lot Tour + Welcome Lunch

    Ah, your first full day in Bali. Venture into central Bali with your Tour Director to get your first taste of Balinese Hindu temples.

    Today's highlights:

    • Explore Taman Ayun, a beautiful and serene temple surrounded by a moat.
    • Visit Tanah Lot, a Hindu temple that sits atop an off-shore rock formation and houses a spring of holy water.

    Free time suggestions

    Sunset at Seminyak Beach: Nothing beats watching the sunset on a beach. Except for watching a sunset on a beach in Bali. And once the sun goes down, you’re steps away from plenty of shops and restaurants.

    Balinese Spa: Looking to relax? Good thing you’re in paradise. Head to a Balinese spa for a massage and a chance to start your trip off on the right foot.

  • Day 4: Free Day in Seminyak

    Feel that sea breeze as you enjoy a leisurely day on your own in Seminyak. Lounge on the beach near your hotel, do some shopping, and say “I could get used to this” over and over.

    Free time suggestions

    The Beach: When you step onto Seminyak Beach, you’ll wonder why it’s not packed with tourists. White sand and plenty of space—the perfect place to spend the day.

    Shopping at Seminyak Square: Whether you’re looking for high-end shopping or local souvenirs, you can find it in this buzzing square.

  • Day 5: Cooking Class as Guliang Village + Ubud Monkey Forest

    When you want to learn all about Balinese cooking and food culture, there’s no better place to go than a farming village. More specifically, a village called Subak Guilang. Here you’ll partake in an interactive and authentic cooking (and eating) class.

    Today's highlights:

    • Head to central Bali to the farming village of Subak Guilang.
    • Gather the ingredients, prepare the food, and treat your taste buds to incredible Balinese flavors.
    • Venture into the rice field and learn why the Balinese people view rice as a gift from God.
    • Travel to Ubud, one of Bali’s most popular destination and the island’s hub of art and culture.
    • Get to know some Balinese monkeys in Ubud Monkey Forest.

    Free time suggestions

    Balinese dance performance: You can find this traditional performance at various temples around Ubud. You can see ancient storytelling dances, religious performances, and even fire dancing.

    Ubud Market: This market has everything you could ever need—clothes, food, souvenirs, and all kinds of people watching opportunities.

  • Day 6: Morning Yoga + Holy Temples Tour

    Two words: Yoga. Barn. This full-service yoga studio and holistic healing retreat is located right in the center of Bali. Say “om” as you participate in a group yoga class with your fellow travelers. Then in the afternoon, enjoy a tour of some of Bali’s most important Hindu temples.

    Today's highlights:

    • Start your morning with a yoga class—geared toward beginners, but all levels are welcome.
    • Enjoy an included lunch overlooking rice fields.
    • Study the many menacing faces carved into the stone at the temple of Goa Gajan.
    • End your temple tour at Tampak Siring, where you can purify your body and soul in the temple’s holy water (if you’re into that kind of thing).
    • Visit the impressive rice terraces of Tegalalang, one of the most photographed spots in Bali.

    Free time suggestions

    Coffee shops: Need a little caffeine boost? Ubud’s many cafes are always full of locals, expats, and tourists. You can try typical Balinese coffee, smoothies, and a variety of light bites.

    ARMA art museum: A window into Balinese culture, this museum houses collections of contemporary and traditional art. Depending on your timing, you may be able to enjoy dance or theatre performances as well.

  • Day 7: Canyon Tubing Adventure

    Simply reading the words “canyon tubing” should give you an adrenaline rush. Visit the Siap River and experience its beauty from a unique perspective: your private inflatable tube.

    Today's highlights:

    • Awaken your senses as you ride through the jungle in an off-road vehicle to the starting point of your river adventure.
    • Hop in your tube and let the river do its thing—no paddling needed.
    • Enjoy an included Lunch during your Canyon Tubing adventure
    • Open your eyes and ears for the sights and sounds of the wilderness (i.e. birds and monkeys, duh).
    • Finish with the Campuhan Ridge walk, a truly mellow and awe-inspiring hike.
  • Day 8: Optional Mt. Batur Hike & Hot Springs + Travel to Nusa Dua

    Today has the potential to be one of the longest, but most unforgettable days of your trip. If you’re up for it, join the optional sunrise hike to Mt. Batur (heads up, bus leaves at 2am). Then in the afternoon, your journey through Bali continues to the Benoa peninsula, famous for its restaurants, open-air cafes, and beaches.

    Today's highlights:

    • Enjoy your last morning in Ubud.
    • Travel by bus to Tanjung Benoa, where you’ll spend your final two nights in Bali.

    Mt. Batur Hike & Hot Springs (extra cost)

    Hike Mount Batur, an active volcano—reaching the summit for sunrise views. Fuel up with an included breakfast, stop at Toya Bungkah Hot Springs for a relaxing dip, then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

    Please note: This excursion includes an intermediate hike and requires either hiking boots or hiking sneakers.

    Why wait? Save money by booking this optional excursion before your trip departs.

  • Day 9: Free Day in Nusa Dua + Visit Uluwatu Temple at Sunset

    Your last day in Bali is going to be a relaxing one. You have the entire day to do as you please. And lucky for you, you’re staying on the coast, just steps from some of Bali’s most beautiful beaches.

    Today's highlights:

    • Head out for an evening at Uluwatu Temple, a sea temple perched high on a steep cliff.
    • Look out at the setting sun and crashing waves of the Indian Ocean from 230 feet up.
    • Sit back and watch as up to a hundred men perform a traditional Balinese dance.
    • Share some laughs (and maybe shed a few tears) at an included farewell dinner with your group.

    Free time suggestions

    Beaches: To some, Bali is first and foremost a beach paradise. Head out of your hotel and you’ll notice there are beaches as far as the eye can see. The only wrong choice you can make is not putting on sunscreen—nobody wants to get burned on the last day.

    Water sports: Go beyond the sand for some fun in the water. Pick up some snorkeling gear, hop on a banana boat, or check out any of the other activities at your (sandy) fingertips.

  • Days 10–11: Fly Home

    Selamat tinggal teman!
    Translation: Goodbye friends! Your next destination awaits—home. Before you head to the airport, enjoy your last few moments together. Take one more group photo. Grab that final drink. (Fine, maybe a couple of drinks.) But this isn’t goodbye. It’s “See you later.” The only question is, where?

    – OR –


    1. Double the fun
    A lot of our trips line up back to back! Give us a call—we can help you add another and save big while you're at it.

    2. Go ahead or stay behind
    Extending your trip is easy! During checkout, you'll have the option to fly to (or from) the gateway of your choice for an additional fee. We'll adjust your flights accordingly, but you'll be responsible to take care of your transportation, hotels, and other logistics outside of tour.

    Note: Depending on your desired gateways, additional fees may apply.


Overall rating: 4.9 out of 5
Based on 157 authentic traveler reviews
  • Book this trip!

      Lauren, traveled Jun. 2024

    This was my first EF trip and most definitely won’t be my last. Action packed adventure from start to finish. I only wish the trip was longer because I was having such a blast. Our tour director, Budi, is an absolute gem and one of the highlights of this unforgettable experience.

  • Best tour directors

      Anonymous, traveled Jun. 2024

    One thing I can say about EF is they choose the best tour directors. Four trips later and still no complaints about them. Budi went above and beyond, aside from the ammense knowledge he brought, the personal touch to each person. He listened to us to address any issues we may have had such as getting sick or as simple as treat we enjoyed getting us seconds. ... See more

  • Beautiful Bali

      Anonymous, traveled Jun. 2024

    Bali is so beautiful! EF has made a trip that really shows so many beautiful areas of Bali. There’s a lot of activities any many opportunities to learn about Bali and its people. It was really cool going into the rice fields and temples. The hike was beautiful even when it’s cloudy some mornings. I wouldn’t recommend going during tourist season has it made t... See more

  • Beautiful introduction to EF!

      Delanyo, traveled Jun. 2024

    Bali was an amazing introduction to EF! I enjoyed every moment of the expertly tailored itinerary. I feel blessed to have experienced such a beautiful country with an amazing group of people a wonderful tour guide. Can’t wait to book my next EF trip!

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Dates: Nov. 9, 2024 – Nov. 19, 2024November 9, 2024 – November 19, 2024

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